Artist Bio

Luke Hsu, violin

Hailed as “in a class by himself with total command of the instrument” by the Montreal Gazette, acclaimed London-based violinist Luke Hsu recently won the Bronze Medal, the Bach Prize, and the Mozart Sonata Prize at the 10th Quadrennial Indianapolis International Violin Competition and a major prize at the 2018 ‘Premio Paganini’ in Genoa, Italy. As a soloist, he has appeared at the Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, the Kennedy Center, and others. Hsu has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras around the world, including the Indianapolis and Dallas Symphony Orchestras, the Royal Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra and others. He has worked closely with eminent conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, Nikolaj Znaider, and Maxim Vengerov. His festival appearances include the Verbier Academy, Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, Yellow Barn, and the Perlman Music Program. Hsu debuted with the Houston Symphony at age sixteen and studied with Cho-Liang Lin at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory, and Rodney Friend at the Royal Academy of Music in London.